Monday, 18 February 2019

Make it Kraft!

Welcome to a new week! The new challenge at Make My Monday is  to use Kraft card. I know Valentine's Day is past but it wasn't when I made the card! I'm thinking I will use it as an anniversary card.

I stamped this sweet Penny Black stamp in Versafine Onyx Black and coloured it with Spectrum Noir pencils. There's lots more inspiration over on the challenge blog and look forward to seeing what you make.

Thursday, 14 February 2019

Whatever the Weather

The challenge at Cardz for Galz is weather conditions, which seems very apt at the moment. Weve got rid of the snow and it was followed by strong winds and heavy rain! So I have a rainy card for you.
I stamped and embossed the lady and coloured her dress and umbrella with Copics. The background is a weak solution of Black soot distress ink. The raindrops are stamped in Black soot. Maybe some of you will have a sunny card!

Tuesday, 12 February 2019

Wild Animals

Its a new challenge at Cardz for Guyz and my turn to set it. I have chosen Wild Animals. So let's see your makes for MALES with wild animals on. There seems to be some confusion among some entrants about the word Guyz as we have had a lot of very girly entries just lately.

Anyway here is my card - a nice CAS design.

I have used a Happy Little Stampers set - Born to be Wild. The panel was cut with a Crealies die and a scrap of striped paper down the edge. I'm going to hop over to the Playground with this as well.

Friday, 8 February 2019


Yesterday I attended a Zentangle workshop at my local library. I have had a few goes at tangling in the past but was never very happy with the results.  But I had a very enjoyable afternoon and came home with a reasonably satisfactory tile, and now I'm keen to do some more.

I just wish I had more hours in the day to do all the things I want to!

Monday, 4 February 2019

A Starry Christmas

It's time for the Happy Little Stampers Christmas Challenge. As always it is Anything Goes with the optional twist of Stars.

I used a NBUS stamp from Stampin Up which must be about three years old at least. It was not easy to get a good result even with the Misti. I think this was stamped about four times.

Lots of old stuff used her, a very old A5 card blank cut down to a square and some very old peel-offs as well.

I do hope you will be able to join in, after all it is good to build up the Christmas cards ahead of time so that there's not such a rush in December!

Red, Pink and White

It is fairly obvious that Valentine's Day is almost upon us as there are quite a number of challenge blogs with similar themes to this.  So I went with the flow and made a very QCAS card!

I found these shiny stickers in my stash- I'm fairly certain they were in a Simon Says Stamp kit a couple of years ago. It's probably not what I would normally have made but I was very short on time, and actually I rather like it. Think DH will get this on the 14th!

Friday, 1 February 2019

Thank you!

The lovely Darnell has taken the fantastic initiative of organising a blog hop to thank Di who recently celebrated her SEVENTH anniversary as Headmistress of Pixie's Playground, having taken over the beginning of 2012 from the lovely Jules! That's an enormous accomplishment! Not only that, but in addition to the linky for each challenge, Di also offers a generous prize out-of-pocket!

 I have managed to produce a card - in between sneezes, using a die that I won in the Playground.

Not a very good photo I'm afraid. The light is not very good as it is currently snowing again. It wasn't much fun having to go out first thing this morning in it either, but had no choice as Roy had a hospital appointment to see about cataract surgery, and didn't want to put it off. The main roads were OK but our little close wasn't!

Thursday, 31 January 2019

Little Hearts!

I've cut it fine this week to make my DT card for Cardz for Galz. I normally like to have them made a few weeks in front if I can, bur having had some sort of bug, followed by two migraines, then a week full of appointments I've only just made it! And to be honest I had no idea what I was going to do, but inspiration came just as I was going to sleep last night. Fortunately I hadn't forgotten what it was when I woke up!

Earlier in the week I had pulled out a lot of Hearts and Valentine themed embellishments which were on my desk waiting for me to be inspired. The challenge being "Hearts Red, Pink and White". I've followed the sketch at Less is More and I have to say that I'm rather please with my quick five minute card ! I'm also going to enter this into the challenge at Use Your Stuff where they are looking for enamel dots.

Tuesday, 29 January 2019

Something beginning with T

Hello friends! I've been absent from the craft desk for a couple of weeks now following some sort of bug which left me feeling yuck and mojoless!  So my card for the new challenge at Cardz for Guyz is a super simple one.
I love this cute octopus stamp, and yes I know octopus doesn't begin with T but tentacles does!  I sponged a square in a pale blue and added the bubbles in a darker blue. The octo is fussy cut although I have now got a matching die.

I hope you'll be able to join in with us with your makes for men beginning with T.

Monday, 21 January 2019

A Winter Birthday

Welcome to the new challenge at Make My Monday and this time it was my turn to set the theme. I chose Winter Birthday.

I used a Little Claire stamp that was one of their monthly kits when they did them, and coloured it with Promarkers. The fur trim had been glittered with Stickles and the glitter turned blue, which was a bit serendipitous!I'm looking forward to seeing all your ideas for a Winter Birthday.


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